Rita Ora and Taika Waititi fueled speculation they got married after the Thor director was seen wearing a wedding band on Friday.
In an Instagram snap shared by Rita’s sister Elena, Taika, 46, could be seen sporting the gold jewelry on his left finger as he enjoyed a drink in the sunshine.
Meanwhile, Rita, 31, also uploaded the same photo to her Instagram, but the singer revealingly covered Taika’s hand with her caption.
Married man? Rita Ora and Taika Waititi fueled speculation they got married after the Thor director was seen sporting a wedding band on Friday
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Rita and Taika for comment.
It was reported in June that the couple were set to wed after popping the question almost simultaneously.
The British singer and the New Zealand filmmaker were planning an imminent and low-key ceremony abroad before celebrating with their fellow stars at a big party in London later this year.
Newly weds? In an Instagram snap shared by Rita’s sister Elena, Taika, 46, could be seen sporting the gold jewelry on his left finger as he enjoyed a drink in the sunshine
It is understood that Rita, who is working on several films and The Voice Australia, and Taika, who is planning a series of films, hope to get married once their professional commitments are over.
A friend told The Sun: ‘It’s not about them doing a big showy thing and singing ahead. It’s just about being in love and deciding that the time has come to formalize their relationship. They couldn’t be happier.
‘They didn’t do a whole, ‘Will you marry me?’ thing and an Instagram post.
Could it be? Meanwhile, Rita, 31, also uploaded the same photo to her Instagram, but the singer revealingly covered Taika’s hand with her caption
‘There is no ring or big accumulation. They just got closer and closer and ended up saying to each other almost simultaneously, “I want to marry you.”
In August, the couple, who started dating in March 2021 after meeting in Australia, are said to have moved on in their relationship so fast that they started discussing marriage, a source told New Idea.
“Taika calls Rita ‘wife’ all the time and discusses how he’s going to be her first and last husband,” the insider shared.
“Everyone around them downplays it as a flirtatious joke, but [Rita is] really hoping he’s real,” they continued, adding that she’s “absolutely obsessed” with her handsome Thor director.
At the time, Rita allegedly started joking about getting married in a “quick and hippie” California ceremony and then celebrating with a bigger party at a later date.
Taika was previously married to film producer Chelsea Winstanley, but the couple reportedly quietly separated in 2018.
The couple share two daughters: Te Hinekāhu, ten, and Matewa Kiritapu, six.
In February, Rita reflected on her relationship with Taika as she shared a gushing Valentine’s Day post.
The singer thanked the director for “being cool” by posting an unreleased throwback to the couple in 2018 – three years before their romance began.
Prior to Taika, Rita romanticized a string of big names, beginning with her pre-fame years.
Before either became superstardom, Rita dated Bruno Mars when she was 18, later saying, “It was love at first sight.”
“We met in 2009. I was 18 and I started at Roc Nation. Bruno was unknown at the time as well. He was a struggling songwriter hired to write songs for me. I thought, “Wow, he’s just the best guy in the world!” ‘
After Bruno, the singer dated reality TV star Rob Kardashian for two months from October 2012 before ending their brief romance due to his “busy work schedule” and their incompatible lifestyles.
THE ROMANTIC STORY OF RITA ORA
BRUNO MARS 2009 – 2011
Before either rose to fame, Rita dated Bruno Mars when she was 18, later saying, “It was love at first sight.”
“We met in 2009. I was 18 and I started at Roc Nation. Bruno was unknown at the time as well.
“He was a struggling songwriter hired to write songs for me. I thought, ‘Wow, he’s just the best guy in the world!’
ROB KARDASHIAN 2012
The singer dated reality TV star Rob for two months from October 2012 before ending their brief romance due to his “busy work schedule” and their incompatible lifestyles.
And she admits she forgot she even dated the sock designer because the fleeting relationship was “very short-lived”.
The end of their brief romance coincided with a series of bitter social media posts from Rob, which indirectly suggested that the singer had cheated on him on several occasions during their relationship.
Rita and Calvin Harris
CALVIN HARRIS 2013 – 2014
Calvin and Rita were linked in the spring of 2013, with the couple dating for about a year.
The DJ and Rita had a romantic and professional relationship, collaborating on Rita’s number one hit, I Will Never Let You Down.
Rita was reportedly rather blushed after learning her relationship was over via Twitter.
The Scottish DJ took to the social networking site to announce the couple’s year-long romance was over, but it’s been claimed the I Will Never Let You Down hitmaker didn’t know his beau was going to post the statement.
RICKY HIL 2014 – 2015
Rita and Tommy Hilfiger’s son, Ricky Hil, confirmed their relationship in August 2014, only to split after 14 months of on/off romance.
A$AP ROCKY 2015
Rocky had a fling with Rita in 2015. The rapper then sparked controversy when he included explicit lyrics about his alleged ex in his single Better Things.
ASAP – whose real name is Rakim Mayers – later admitted his comments about Rita were “tasteless”.
TRAVIS BARKER 2015
Rita had a month-long affair with Kourtney Kardashian’s husband in the fall of 2015. Travis is said to have ended the romance because he didn’t want to be in a “serious relationship”.
Rita and Andrew Watt
ANDREW WATT 2016 – 2017
Rita enjoyed a year-long romance with fellow musician Andrew in 2016, before going their separate ways, with the star revealing her single status during an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show.
ANDREW GARFIELD 2018
The singer and Hollywood actor had a steamy four-month fling before Andrew called time for a “more private life”, with Rita returning to Watt for a brief reconciliation after Garfield split.
TAIKA WAITITI 2020 – PRESENT
The couple started dating in March 2021 after meeting in Australia, and they were said to be moving so fast in their relationship that they started discussing marriage within months, a source told New Idea .
Origin: | Dailymail.co.uk